Letters to the Editor

Dear Santa, I wanted to take the moment and mention a group of people that I have found to definitely be on the NICE list. I have begun working at Southwestern Youth Service (SYS) in Magnolia. Though I have not been here long, the employees and clients have made me feel as if I have always belonged...
To the Editor: The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign in Rock County had a surprisingly successful campaign this year at Teal’s, Teal’s Gas, and Shopko. A total of $7,800 was collected, the second highest in Rock County’s history. I want to thank all the citizens of Rock County for making this possible...
To the Editor: Mike Burke, president of the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation, speaks out on the changing role of people with disabilities in every community in Minnesota.  He notes the organization in your community that teaches, guides, and supports those individuals who...
To the Editor: The Friends of Blue Mounds State Park is a revitalized group that is focusing our efforts on maintaining and improving the gem we all have access to right in our own back yard. Our group’s sole purpose is to better the park for all, both locals and visitors. We would like to tell you...
To the Editor: Veterans of the war in Vietnam have faced many challenges that extended beyond their time in the combat zone. Too many of these great Americans have died decades too early from issues that attacked them after they returned home. As if the enemy they faced in battle and the societal...
To the Editor: I’m just curious, does anybody else find it somewhat coincidental that the state of Minnesota [Governor Dayton] signs into law that there has to be buffer strips along certain protected waterways in the name of soil conservation right at the time Governor Dayton is trying to build us...
To the Editor: Thank you to voters who got out to vote. Thank you to voters who voted YES. Thank you to voters who voted YES twice. Thank you for seeing the importance a school has in a community. Thank you for b­elieving in the vision of educating our future. Thank you residents of Rock County....
To the Editor: I’m all in favor of putting Luverne on the map, but I don’t support the plans to construct a 75-foot-tall mechanical nutcracker in town for tourism. We have a wonderful town with beautiful history and this nutcracker doesn't represent Luverne in the slightest. The desire for this...
A new state tax credit will impact every owner of agricultural land, if the bond referendum proposal of Luverne Public School District is passed on Tuesday. The School Building Bond Agricultural Credit, also known as the Ag2School Credit, was passed by the Minnesota Legislature this spring and...
To the Editor: The economist Joseph Schumpeter said there is creative destruction in the economy that occurs in 50-year cycles, in which new industries are created but others destroyed. From 1790 to 1840 it was the railroads. 1890 to 1940 it was electricity. 1940 to 1990 it was the automobile. 1990...

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